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10:10 PM ET, September 27, 2011

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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces iPhone 5 event for Oct. 4  —  Apple on Tuesday officially announced its iPhone 5 launch event.  According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held on October 4 at Apple's Cupertino, Calif. campus.  The event will begin at 10:00 am PT.
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Announces October 4 Event: Let's Talk iPhone  —  Apple this morning announced an invitation-only special event to be held at company headquarters in Cupertino on Oct. 4, a Tuesday.  “Let's Talk iPhone,” the invitation reads.  —  While the next-generation iPhone's design has been heavily debated …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's iPhone 5 very likely to be released on October 14th, iOS 5 on the 12th  —  Apple today announced that it will be holding its next iPhone event on Tuesday, October 4th.  This is where we will see Apple's next device announced, but when will we see it arrive for sale?
Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW:
Apple may discontinue the iPod shuffle and classic  —  We've been sitting on a tip for a while until things came into greater focus, but now that the speculation meter has exploded (see this CNet story), it's a good time to tell you all what we've heard.  It seems that the “product transition” …
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
How the teardrop iPhone design wound up in the hands of every case maker in China  —  The idea of a next-generation iPhone shaped like a teardrop dates back to a report published by This is my next in late-April, describing a 3.7-inch iPhone with edge-to-edge glass and striking new design shape akin …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Let's talk: 1 new iPhone, not 2?  —  Apple watchers are reading a lot into the invitation to next week's special event  —  If one assumes — as many were on Tuesday — that Apple (AAPL) puts as much thought into the iconography of its invitations as it does into the icons on its computer screens …
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Sprint to launch own 4G LTE network in early 2012 (scoop)  —  Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse speaking at an emerging technology conference last year.  —  Sprint Nextel will launch its own 4G LTE network early next year.  —  The company is already installing LTE equipment …
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ release details and updated review  —  As promised, Windows Phone 7.5 will start rolling out to existing handsets starting this week, capping off a journey that began back in February when Microsoft first teased milestone features like multitasking and IE9 integration …
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Ben Rudolph / The Windows Blog:   Hands-on with the HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Omnia W and ZTE Tania
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Phone Mango: Internet Sharing, Visual Voicemail and improved services availability
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A New Flavor...Still Delicious  —  Hey there, we have some great news - the new Delicious site is now live!  Today's a big day for us, and there's lots to share.  We'll try to keep it brief so you can start using the new service and giving us feedback!  —  Back to Beta  —  “What if they say I'm no good?
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Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet, Names Defendant in Case  —  Building on the recent successes of the Rustock and Waledac botnet takedowns, I'm pleased to announce that Microsoft has taken down the Kelihos botnet in an operation codenamed “Operation b79” using similar legal and technical measures …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Mobile Chief: Within 1-2 Years, We're Going To Be A Mobile Company  —  Facebook has their sights locked on mobile.  We know that.  This afternoon at GigaOm's Mobilize conference, Facebook Mobile Chief Erick Tseng touched on just how crucial mobile is to them — and more importantly, how crucial it will be.
Discussion: Computerworld and CNET News
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hackers leak data of Goldman Sachs CEO  —  Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, is the latest target of hackers leaking personal information.  —  Hackers today released personal information for Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein.
Electronista:
Firefox 7 goes live with leaner, faster design  —  Mozilla posts Firefox 7 final to FTP  —  Mozilla on Tuesday posted the finished versions of Firefox 7 (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows).  The new release is still part of Mozilla's fast track schedule and focuses most on running faster and more efficiently than before.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Mozilla adds ‘telemetry’ feature to Firefox 7
Discussion: ExtremeTech
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
SYNERGISTIC!  Actor Ashton Kutcher Name Drops Startup Investments During Two & A Half Men  —  Actor and VC Ashton Kutcher used a laptop splattered with startup logos during Two & A Half Men last night.  —  Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley noticed.  —  A couple of the startups - including Foursquare - are Kutcher investments.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Toshiba Thrive 7-inch coming in early December for less than $400 (hands-on)  —  Release a 10.1-inch Android Honeycomb tablet.  Shrink it.  Shave a few dollars off the price and release it.  That seems to be the checklist on the desk of every major Android tablet manufacturer …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Why Facebook Works for All, Twitter for Some  —  It finally makes sense to me.  —  On Friday evening I was in Los Angeles, Calif., visiting my sister.  We were at a restaurant, chatting away about life, when my sister ebulliently announced that she wanted to “Tweet about our meal.”
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Skype's new iOS apps brings Bluetooth support, advertising  —  Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps as of Tuesday, introducing some new features.  Bluetooth headsets are now supported on select devices, and video has been improved with image stabilization, but these enhancements will cost you …
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Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Value Drops To $82.25 Billion On SharesPost  —  The value of Facebook has dropped to $82.25 billion based on the latest private share auction on SharesPost, where Facebook closed at $32.10 apiece.  —  That assumes that the social network still has 2.5 billion shares outstanding.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony to Stop Paying for 3D Glasses in May 2012 (Exclusive) … Sony Pictures Entertainment has notified theater owners in a letter that it will no longer pay for 3D glasses, beginning in May 2012, marking a major policy shift that many other studios are likely considering.
Nick Wood / Total Telecom:
Regulation hinders Google's FTTH progress  —  Internet giant's head of access sees regulation as biggest hurdle facing its FTTH project; urges world's service providers to make broadband more affordable.  —  Google on Tuesday shared some of the lessons it has learnt so far during the deployment of its FTTH …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Getting Facebook to Give You All Your Data is Easy (in Europe)  —  As Facebook moves to gather more and more data from its users, some people are getting rather anxious to know what Facebook really knows about them.  Turns out, you can actually get Facebook to send you a CD with a PDF …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
SlideShare ditches Flash, rebuilds entire site in HTML5  —  SlideShare, the website for sharing PowerPoint presentations and other documents, has had a major makeover.  The company has ditched Adobe Flash technology entirely, and rebuilt its website using the HTML5 markup language …
Freeman Klopott / Bloomberg:
IBM, Intel Start $4.4 Billion Chip Venture in New York State  —  Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) — International Business Machines Corp. and Intel Corp. will invest $4.4 billion over five years to create a research and development hub for nanotechnology in Albany, New York, the state's Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
Antin Harasymiv / The Official Google Blog:
Dynamic Views: seven new ways to share your blog with the world  —  As we said a few weeks ago when we launched a completely rebuilt, streamlined authoring and editing experience, we're in the process of bringing you a much improved and modernized Blogger.  The next phase of these updates starts today …
Discussion: 9to5Google
 
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Get ready for the great cable unbundling
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and Reuters
Owen Billcliffe / my glass eye:
Instagram 2.0 review: Insta-grumble
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Juliette Garside / Guardian:
London warned Olympic games may mean mobile phone ‘capacity crunch’
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John Cook / GeekWire:
T-Mobile to customers: The iPhone is great, but Apple won't let us sell it to you
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Twitter expects incredible growth with iOS 5 integration
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Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia's Troubles Hit Suppliers
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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